Wow, can’t believe how fast winter is approaching so here’s a pretty easy crochet pattern for a cozy scarf. It’s simple because it is repetitious and a good design that can be worked while watching TV. Also, you will have a lot of design flexibility with this pattern to fit your specific needs.
My example is made using one skein (50 grams/183 yards) Plymouth Yarn, Dreambaby DK, and a size G (4.00mm) hook. I am crocheting my scarf for a toddler (2-year-old) so my width is only about 4″ but you can design your scarf to any width as long as your chain stitches are a multiple of 3 (any number of chains that can be evenly divided by 3).
I used the single crochet foundation chain for my beginning base. Crochet two chain stitches and make a single crochet (SC) in the second chain from your hook. Slide your hook under two loops of that second chain to make your first SC foundation chain stitch. Then slide your hook under the two loops of the SC you just made and crochet another SC. Continue making your SC foundation chains in this manner until you reach your multiple of 3. For my example, I completed a total of 15 single crochet foundation chains. Do not turn your work.
In the 3rd chain from hook, you will work 2 double crochets (DC), 2 chains, and 1 single crochet (SC) in that one chain (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc). * Skip the next 2 chains and crochet your pattern again (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc) in that chain. Repeat from * until your first row is completed. Do not turn.
Crochet 2 chain stitches and now you will begin working along the back side of your foundation chains. In first stitch *(2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc), skip next 2 chains and repeat from * until you reach the end of the row ending with your (2dc, ch 2, 1 sc). Turn.
**Chain 2, skip the first SC, and in the ch 2 space work (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc), *skip the next 2 dc and 1 sc, and in next ch 2 space work your scallop stitch (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc) again. Repeat from * until the end of the row. You will skip the last 2 dc, turn, and repeat from **. Continue this crochet pattern until you have the finished length that you want for your scarf.
For the toddler pattern, I like to have my length around 40″ so the scarf can be folded in half and slide the two ends through the fold to loosely secure it around the child’s neck and tuck inside their coat. Remember, the length can be whatever fits your design.
Perfect way to stay snuggly warm for the upcoming winter season. Makes a wonderful gift set too!!